Lupita Nyong’o confirms she is dating rapper K’naan
The Oscar-winning star of 12 Years A Slave has been seeing Somali-Canadian rapper K’naan since September,
Lupita Nyong’o and boyfriend K’naan may have been shy about taking their relationship public at first, but they certainly weren’t trying to hide anything when they went out to dinner in Brooklyn last week.
During an appearance on Ellen back in February, Lupita Nyong’o denied the rumours that she was dating fellow Oscar-winner Jared Leto. For those who wanted to know who Nyong’o wasdating rather than who she was not dating, this clarification was only partially helpful. Yes, one suspect was eliminated, but there remain hundreds of millions of eligible men on the planet, any one of which could, in theory, be a Nyong’o suitor.
In the new issue of Vogue, Nyong’o is much more helpful: the 31-year-old 12 Years Slave starreveals that she is dating K’naan, the Somali-born rapper best known for his single “Wavin’ Flag”, the official anthem of the 2010 World Cup. According to Vogue writer Hamish Bowles, the pair are a natural match due their mutual interest in “the myriad issues confronting their homelands.”